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DPWH builds concrete seawall in Aurora town

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BALER, Aurora (PIA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a P39.2-million seawall in Casiguran, Aurora.

Located at Sitio Minanga in Barangay Calangcuasan, the agency built the 346-linear meter concrete infrastructure on a sheet pile foundation for structural stability and installed grouted riprap on its sea-facing side to act as slope protection to prevent scouring and erosion due to strong waves and currents.

DPWH Regional Director Roseller Tolentino said that with the completion of the seawall, houses near the beach are now protected from potential risks caused by seawater surges.

Aside from providing protection to lives and properties, a three-meter carriageway constructed atop the protective structure also improved transport and access along the coast.

The Department of Public Works and Highways completes a 346-linear meter concrete seawall at Sitio Minanga, Barangay Calangcuasan in Casiguran, Aurora. (DPWH)

Moreover, local fishermen utilize the area near the seawall in anchoring their boats particularly during heavy rains and tropical storms.

DPWH disclosed that the seawall is just the first phase of a bigger effort to safeguard vulnerable areas along the Casiguran Sound from water-related hazards.

Subsequent phases are now in the pipeline. (MJSC/CLJD-PIA 3)

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